EXECUTIVE SUMMARY We were tasked with critically evaluating our organisation’s performance system

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
We were tasked with critically evaluating our organisation’s performance system and make recommendations on how that organisation can improve its employee performance. We started off by defining and then discussing what a Performance Management System (PMS) is. Then we discussed why we need this system and what the organisation can do with information/ results drawn from the system .We also showed that implementing such a system is not easy as there can be hindrances to implementing it such as political, organisational, interpersonal hindrances as well as biases.
We then discussed in detail the different approaches which can be used to measure performances. These include approaches like the comparative approach, the
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The performance Evaluation:
• The local council
• Municipal Manager
Performance Management Steering Committee
• Management services – MS
• Local Labour Forum – LLF
• Managers/Directors
• Departmental/ Functional Managers
• Internal audit and audit committee – IA/AC
• Performance audit committee – PAC
• Employees (Appraisors and appraiseers)
• Community
A systematic Retrospective assessment of the Overstrand Local Municipality Performance management system was conducted based on the literature related to effective performance management systems. The literature was demonstrated in a systematic manner synthesises major commonalities in literature focused on performance appraisal and other performance management tools.
The report addresses the following questions with related to the performance management of Overstrand local municipality:
• Was the organisation selected described and performance management system policies discussed comprehensively?
• Was the presented system critically assessed and reflective of the literature on successful performance management?
• Did the report identify matters with regard to evaluation matters in accordance to the relevant policy requirements?
Findings
• The results of the evaluation presented findings that addressed the issues of performance management of Overstrand local municipality which are relevant to literature related to effective performance management systems.
• The
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